Dirksen Building




At least the people at 216 S. Dearborn Cast Iron Flamingo are looking at things in Cook County. Maybe they will reserve a room for them across the street at the Dirksen Building. DOJ looking into Cook County Activity

7 Comments:

  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    So that is what the Dirksen Building.. My courthouse in my area doesn't look like that with the glass. And it surroundings looks real clean. Now, the courthouse where O.J. Simpson trial which I lives 5 minutes from that courthouse many years ago doesn't look half as clean as the Dirksen building.. Outside of the LA Courthouse is just dirty with bums and the hustle and bustle of traffic.. So, I used to hate to go down there. You can't find any parking and the bums are ready to panhandle you for money for food...
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Yes it looks just like the building accross Dearborn street, 216 S. Dearborn where the DOJ is. Only a short walk, 2 blocks from Chicago City Hall, State of Illinois Building, Daley Center and the Cook County Building. All of these surround Daley Plaza. I don't park downtown, as a matter of fact people come in from out of town and I can't help them with where parking is, I just know how to get around on transit and walking downtown. I go to all the fests, Venetian Night, Taste of Chicago etc. every year and I am home, listen to the radio hearing the parking garages are still backed up. I don't know why people have to drive when they add so many extra El trains for these events.

    Actually this Daley has really cleaned up the City, I will give him that. Right now he is in Barcelona working on getting the Olympics in Chicago.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Oh by the way the Dirksen building looks just like the twin of 216 S. Dearborn.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Well, the courthouse and the Administration building in my area don't look half as good as the one is Chicago. But, then again, the courthouse where O.J. Simpson is less than desirable from the outside than inside. My courthouse is much better than the LA courthouse. The mayor in that city wants to do a major makeover in that area. Sounds like your downtown sounds like my downtown where parking is insane.. And there is pollution in that area. That is why I don't go in to the area alot despite a long drive. But, local transporation like the MTA bus and Metrolink is best to go into the downtown area. And the parking garages are backed up?? LOL! Sounds like the 5:00pm and 6:00 pm rush hour.. I try to go in to work early because the traffic between 5:30am-7 am sucks. And coming home is another different story. It has gotten so bad in traffic that now the traffic at 7pm is bad.. Too many cars on the road...
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    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Nice court houses, thanks!

    Traffic is always bad. I used to drive the Tri-State to work. I was in so many sandwiches (multiple car accidents) when the roads were bad, sleet, snow, whatever. If you leave any space in front of you someone is there. Good thing is if the first one does not show up, everyone gets their tickets for following too close thrown out. Now my insurance rates are better since I try to use CTA as much as possible, and get a discount for having a degree at an Illinois State College.
    Now I take the El mostly. I can remember when I was younger they did not regulate how fast the operators went and you would always see on the news, quite often and El that had the last car or two hanging down off the tracks. I remember being on them and when you got a crazy driver all the old ladies would hop off at the next stop to get on the next, and my Mom looking worried like should we jump off but always reassured us she had been on worse trains and this was not one of them. I guess there were also drinking etc issues with the drivers as well back then. Now when I sit in the operator car later at nights I can hear the beeping (warning) when they are going to fast, more often later at night, but that could explain why I am always making better time.

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